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Michael Powell

Director, Actor

Edge of the World, TheEdge of the World, The (1937) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry
In what is considered his first major film, director Michael Powell depicts a majestic account of the depopulation of one of the isolated outer…
Spy In Black, TheSpy In Black, The (U-Boat 29) (1939)
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, June Duprez
The brilliant debut collaboration between Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (COLONEL BLIMP, THE RED SHOES), twists an already exciting spy yarn…
Thief of Bagdad, TheThief of Bagdad, The (1940) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan
Feat. Sabu, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez
Sabu stars in this magical, intoxicating vision of the Arabian Nights, some twenty years before the genre was revived in SINBAD. Romance, tragedy,…
49th Parallel49th Parallel (1941)
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. Laurence Olivier
A taut, effective actioner in which five German U–boat men become stranded off the Canadian coast and try to make it overland to the neutral…
One of Our Aircraft is MissingOne of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Eric Portman, Bernard Miles, Hugh Williams
Brisk war–thriller about how a six man British aircrew must find their way back to England across the Occupied Netherlands. Raised above the…
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, TheLife and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook
The numerous off–beat adventures of a British soldier are chronicled over a period of three wars, with Deborah Kerr playing all three of the…
Canterbury Tale, ACanterbury Tale, A (1944) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Eric Porter, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price
A typically uncategorisable Powell/Pressburger movie, that draws on British eccentricities to flesh out its simple story about three wartime…
I Know Where I'm Going!I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Dame Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney
A headstrong Wendy Hiller seeks marriage and wealth on the Scottish Hebrides, but is sidetracked by true romance. The powerful landscapes and lyrical…
Black NarcissusBlack Narcissus (1946) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar
Visually stunning film about a group of nuns who try to establish a mission on a remote Himalayan outpost in the face of formidable conditions. One…
Matter of Life and Death, AMatter of Life and Death, A (1946) Recommended
Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Feat. David Niven
By a miracle, RAF pilot David Niven escapes certain death, only to find he must argue for his right to live before a 'heavenly tribunal'. A…

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